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What Are Common Pulmonary Hypertension Symptoms?

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Dr. Skloven explains the most common symptoms a woman with pulmonary hypertension will experience. Dr. Skloven holds board certifications in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and practices medicine at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Skloven:
The common symptoms women experience with pulmonary hypertension are shortness of breath, that’s the main symptom, fatigue, tiring easily, and fluid retention, swelling in the legs, in the feet.

For instance I had a patient just recently with pulmonary hypertension who came in and told me that she had been having more swelling in her feet. She was having to take more water pills to control this. That she felt tired all the time; she would get up in the morning and within an hour or so she had to go back to bed and rest and that her breathing was becoming much more labored with less activity, just walking up by the stairs was causing her to become quite short of breath, and this told me that her congestion was getting worse and I might have to make some modifications in her treatment.

About Dr. Z. David Skloven, M.D.:
Dr. Skloven is an Interventional Cardiologist at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Chemistry. Dr. Skloven attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude . He did both his internship and first year residency at Cornell University Hospitals in New York City. His second year residency was at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Skloven was a Cardiology Fellow under Dr. Eugene Braunwald from 1970 to 1972 in San Diego, California and then spent a year as Director of the La Jolla V.A. Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Conditions: Pulmonary Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Blod Clots, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease

Related Terms: Pulmonary Embolism, Blood Vessel Abnormality, Sjogren's Syndrome, Connective Tissue Disease, Emphysema, COPD, Bronchitis, Leaky Mitral Valve, Echocardiogram, Heart Catheterization, Fen-Phen

Expert: Dr. Z. David Skloven, David Skloven, M.D., Doctor Z David Skloven, Heart Expert Dr. Skloven, Women's Heart Health Specialist Z. David Skloven, M.D.

Expertise: Heart Disease Disease, Heart Disease Risks, Heart Disease Management, Heart Disease Prevention, Blood Pressure Testing, Coronary Artery Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Increased Blood Pressure

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